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well i found this pic;



and decided to try another coloring art piece..

Non Background;



With Background;



yes ill change the background later..just give crits on the guy
 
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Ah those look sweet dude. Really like the one with foreground and background coloured in. Looks like its a nice a calm and peaceful world, and then theres hugh devastation with the guy coming out of the ground like.

Only critz i have are the crease running down the guys left leg seems to run too deep. Reallt like the shadowing on his muscles though.

Good Job.
 
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Very nice!

The pants though, the folds seem to be a little to thick, if you could make those lines less thick it'll be even better, but if you keep it that way, its fine with me.

Good job. :)
 
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yeah, drawing over the lines already there isn't really shading >_> you need to put some shades on the underside of the folds, some highlights where it bulges out, and kinda add some depth to the color of the rest of his pants. That being said the outcome looks ok as a stylized version, but not very realistic. Try shading using different colors as well, with some smudging, rather than just using the burn tool on everyting. Makes the colors very flat, and not vivid at all.
 
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The lines are too dark...it looks better not colored.
 
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Agreed, you shouldn't use the burn tool for anything other than darkening an area that is already has its shading finished. The problem with it as opensource said, is that it simply darkens the colour. Shadows are very rarely a direct darkening of the source colour, but more often an ofshoot, and usually quite saturated (in order to make the picture look alive with colour).

Anyway...the way you did the shadowing dosent really grab me. As previously said it looks like a burn tool marathon, and again already said its not even laying where it should, but on top of creaselines and such. Its like a cell shaded attempt gone all wrong. The fact that it's blurry dosent help much either, but looks more like its an attempt to mask a quick and lazy job.

Go back to it and lay down the base colours again. For a more realistic look (with different depths of shades) try this...First, either make a new layer (i don't like to personally) or start painting on the base colour layer with the darkest colour you want the shadows to be on a 10% opacity 75% flow hard round brush. With each stroke the shadows will darken , so its an effective way to build up convincing shadows. Do the same with highlights, and you should have something worth posting for crits.

For a cellshaded look you need to make 3 layers at least, one for base colours, one for shadows and one for highlights. Choose your 3 colours carefully and lay in the shadows with a 100% opaque hard round paintbrush. Once you've got the shadows in roughly, go back with the eraser and carve away at the shadows till its the shape you want it to be. Do the exact same thing with the highlights (but don't go overboard with cellshade highlights, 2 levels of shading is more effective).

Also one last point on colouring, make sure you choose a solid lightsource (and maybe even a secondary one of you wanna get ambitious) and stick to it. With this pic i'm not really seeing and light source at all, just "skin style shading" for lack of a better term.

Just a few thoughts on the background now... Personally (because this guy looks like he's just dropped a long way) i'd extend the pic upwards a long way, and add in some sort of busted up warehouse with a hole in the roof like he's just smashed his way in (with warped perspective). By doing this i'd give myself a solid lightsource to work from, and it'd wrap up the foreground and background composition nicely.

/reads. Looks like i wrote a little more than i meant to, but yeah whatever. I just hope you read it and take it constructively :)
 
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Diablos said:
Agreed, you shouldn't use the burn tool for anything other than darkening an area that is already has its shading finished. The problem with it as opensource said, is that it simply darkens the colour. Shadows are very rarely a direct darkening of the source colour, but more often an ofshoot, and usually quite saturated (in order to make the picture look alive with colour).

Anyway...the way you did the shadowing dosent really grab me. As previously said it looks like a burn tool marathon, and again already said its not even laying where it should, but on top of creaselines and such. Its like a cell shaded attempt gone all wrong. The fact that it's blurry dosent help much either, but looks more like its an attempt to mask a quick and lazy job.

Go back to it and lay down the base colours again. For a more realistic look (with different depths of shades) try this...First, either make a new layer (i don't like to personally) or start painting on the base colour layer with the darkest colour you want the shadows to be on a 10% opacity 75% flow hard round brush. With each stroke the shadows will darken , so its an effective way to build up convincing shadows. Do the same with highlights, and you should have something worth posting for crits.

For a cellshaded look you need to make 3 layers at least, one for base colours, one for shadows and one for highlights. Choose your 3 colours carefully and lay in the shadows with a 100% opaque hard round paintbrush. Once you've got the shadows in roughly, go back with the eraser and carve away at the shadows till its the shape you want it to be. Do the exact same thing with the highlights (but don't go overboard with cellshade highlights, 2 levels of shading is more effective).

Also one last point on colouring, make sure you choose a solid lightsource (and maybe even a secondary one of you wanna get ambitious) and stick to it. With this pic i'm not really seeing and light source at all, just "skin style shading" for lack of a better term.

Just a few thoughts on the background now... Personally (because this guy looks like he's just dropped a long way) i'd extend the pic upwards a long way, and add in some sort of busted up warehouse with a hole in the roof like he's just smashed his way in (with warped perspective). By doing this i'd give myself a solid lightsource to work from, and it'd wrap up the foreground and background composition nicely.

/reads. Looks like i wrote a little more than i meant to, but yeah whatever. I just hope you read it and take it constructively :)

^^^^^^^^ what he said

looks nice, colours are a bit pale... follow diablos's advice, its probably the best your gonna get =]
 

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